BARCA CHASE COUTINHO AFTER NEYMAR SNUB

Liverpool faced Hoffenheim to get through the final round of UEFA Champions League qualifiers without the services of Phillipe Coutinho.

After an opening day Premier League clash with Marcos Silva’s Watford that ended with Britos equalizing for the Hornets at the dead end of the match, the Reds were under immense pressure to quickly get their defensive act together if they were to have the chance of participating in a tournament they toiled day and night to be part of last season.

POGBA’S INFLUENCE GROWING AT OLD TRAFFORD

France international Paul Pogba moved back to Old Trafford after going out to enjoy success with Juventus.


Jose Mourinho broke the world transfer record to land the player. After an initial struggle time, he seemed to have settled very well into his role.

With long time star Wayne Rooney returning to his boyhood club Everton FC, the influence of Pogba at Stretford End is set to grow exponentially. The former skipper was frustrated with lack of regular game time so he had to exit the club eventually despite talks of fighting for a shirt.

Wayne Rooney Secures Everton Return on a Free

England international Wayne Rooney rejoined Everton earlier this month after he was released from his Manchester United contract with a sizeable compensation.


The 31-year-old leaves the Red Devils after having broken the club's all-time goalscoring record with 253 goals in 559 appearances.

Rooney had received offers from clubs in China and the United States, but a return to Merseyside was the striker's prime focus during this summer's transfer window. The veteran marksman returned to Goodison Park after a 13-year gap, and he was ecstatic at making his comeback.

ERIKSSON: WAYNE ROONEY IS WELCOME IN CHINA

Former coach of the Three Lions Sven-Goran Eriksson has urged embattled current skipper of the team Wayne Rooney to consider a move to the Chinese Super League should he decide to exit Manchester United.


The record club scorer for the club could leave the side this summer as he falls in the pecking order. He wants to remain at the club but his huge wage bill and current offerings might force him to exit the side, at least to preserve his legacy.

NO OFFERS FOR ROONEY

Reports in England say there have been no offers for Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.


The player is poised to leave Old Trafford to regain play time and relevance as his career winds down. Jose Mourinho would likely keep him on as a substitute star but even the Portuguese tactician faces a dilemma as the player is eating deep the finance of the club without playing regularly.

Is this really the end of Wayne Rooney in Manchester United?

Supporters of Manchester United had a huge anticipation for the start Premier League season of 2016-17 as many fans of the club were excited to see Jose Mourinho take over as well as the addition of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba to Old Trafford.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not disappointed as he quickly turned into the new main goal-scoring outlet of Manchester United while Paul Pogba has not been able to pay back his price tag of €105 million which is the amount that Manchester United had to pay in order to lure him into the English club.

Rooney struggling with fitness

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Wayne Rooney is currently struggling with fitness and this is why he is not part of the team that will be facing Anderlecht.


The manager said that the player has failed a fitness test and that he is not ready to be part of the group.

Jose Mourinho 100% Confident of Keeping Wayne Rooney Next Season

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has once again confirmed that he wants to keep striker Wayne Rooney at the club next season.


There have been a lot of transfer rumours surrounding the England international, who has clearly lost his place in the United first team. Consistent poor form coupled with wages of around £ 250,000 per week for a 31-year-old have led to United seriously considering the possibility of letting Rooney leave in the summer. There were even suggestions of the former Everton star being allowed to join a Chinese club towards the end of the Chinese transfer window in February.

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